Local Officials

Cold Spring Village

Village of Cold Spring
85 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516
845-265-3611

Village Clerk
Jeff Vidakovich ([email protected])

Board of Trustees
David Merandy (mayor)
Marie Early (deputy mayor)
Heidi Bender
Kathleen Foley
Frances Murphy

The Mayor and four Trustees form the main governing body that is the Village Board. These officials are elected to their part-time positions for a two-year term and are responsible for balancing the village budget, enacting local laws and adopting municipal policies. Additionally, the mayor and board appoint members to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic District Review Board, Recreation Board and special advisory boards. Elections are held in March for terms that have expired. The board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. with workshop meetings on the first and fourth Tuesdays.

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Zoning Board of Appeals
Erik Wirth (chair)
Laura Bozzi
John F. Martin
Health Salit
Vacancy

The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees to interpret the Village of Cold Spring Zoning Code and to issue special permits and variances as per New York State Law and Village Code. Members must be Village residents and they serve a five-year term. The board meets every first and third Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

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Historic District Review Board
Al Zgolinski (chair)
Sean Conway
Lloyd DesBrisay
Andrea Connor Hudson
Todd Seekircher

The Historic District Review Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees to review all changes in the exterior architectural features of new construction, renovations and structural improvements within the limits of the Village’s Historic District. Members must be Village residents and they serve for a five-year term. It meets on the second Wednesday at 8 p.m., with workshops by appointment on the last Wednesday.

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Planning Board
Matt Francisco (chair)
Lara Eldin
Stephanie Hawkins
Sue Meyers
Vacancy

The Village Planning Board is comprised of five members appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees to review all site plans and subdivision proposals with regard to land use or change of land use. The board also provides opinions to the Zoning Board of Appeals and reviews zoning variances. Members of the Planning Board must be Village residents and they serve for a five-year term. The board meets on the second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Recreation Commission
Ruthann Cullinan-Barr (chair)
Stephen Etta
Trevor Knight
John Merante
Tweeps Phillips Woods

The members of the Recreation Commission are appointed by the Mayor and the Board of Trustees to manage and maintain all Village parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities. Members must be Village residents and serve a five-year term. The commission meets on the last Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Code Update Committee
Karen Doyle
Paul Henderson
Michael Reisman

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Tree Advisory Board
Jennifer Zwarich (chair)
Tony Bardes
Taro Ietaka
Kory Riesterer
Charles Day (tree nursery manager)
Meets fourth Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

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Highway Department
85 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516
845-265-4883

Nelsonville

Village of Nelsonville
258 Main St.
Nelsonville, NY 10516
845-265-2500

Village Clerk
Mindy Jessup ([email protected])

Village Board
Michael Bowman (mayor) ([email protected])
Lisa Mechaley ([email protected])
David Moroney ([email protected])
Dove Pedlosky ([email protected])
Chris Winward ([email protected])

The board meets on the third Monday at 7:30 p.m. Workshop meetings are held the second Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Planning Board
Steve Marino (chair)
Sue Branagen
Ezra Clementson
Paul Helbock
Dennis Meekins

Zoning Board of Appeals
William Rice (chair)
Harold Akselrad
Chris Keeley
Steve Merando
Judy Meyer

Village Justice
Dennis Zenz

Building Inspector
William Bujarski
[email protected]

Philipstown

Town of Philipstown
238 Main Street, P.O. Box 155
Cold Spring, NY 10516
845-265-3329

Town Clerk
Tara Percacciolo ([email protected])

Town Board
Richard Shea ([email protected])
Judy Farrell ([email protected])
Robert Flaherty ([email protected])
Michael Leonard ([email protected])
John VanTassel ([email protected])

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Planning Board
Neal Zuckerman (chair) ([email protected])
Kim Conner
Dennis Gagnon
Peter Lewis
Neal Tomann
Heidi Wendel

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Zoning Board of Appeals
Robert Dee (chair) ([email protected])
Vincent Cestone
Paula Clair
Granite Frisenda
Leonard Lim

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Conservation Board
Mark Galezo (chair) ([email protected])
Jan Baker
Krystal Ford
Andy Galler
Lew Kingsley
MJ Martin
Bob Repetto
Anthony Deos (Alt.)
Max Garfinkle (natural resource officer/wetlands inspector)

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Recreation Commission
Joel Conybear (chair)
Ben Cheah
Aric Kupper
John Maasik
Claudio Marzollo
William Mazzuca
Lydia McMahon

The commission meets on the last Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

Board of Assessment Review
Gordon Casement (chair)
Melissa Carlton
Dorothy Gilman
Irene McGrath
Kathyrine Tomann

Highway Department
50 Fishkill Road
Cold Spring, NY 10516
845-265-3530

Justice Court
238 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516
845-265-2951

Recreation Department
Route 9D at Glenclyffe
Garrison, NY 10524
845-424-4618

Continental Village Water District
Ralph Bassignani (superintendent)
William Rimm (assistant superintendent)
Diane Barton (tax collector)
Steve LeClaire
Stan Houghton

Continental Village Water District Advisory Committee
Ralph Bassignani
Vincent Cestone
Michael Phelan

Continental Village Park District
Michael Phelan (superintendent)

Continental Village Park District Advisory Council
Ralph Bassignani
Vincent Cestone
Tony Galfano
Frederick Romer
John Sullivan

Putnam County

Putnam County
40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512
845-808-1001

MaryEllen Odell, County Executive
[email protected]

Legislature
District 1 – Nancy Montgomery (845-808-1020 / [email protected])
District 2 – William Gouldman
District 3 – Toni Addonizio (chair)
District 4 – Ginny Nacerino
District 5 – Carl Albano
District 6 – Paul Jonke
District 7 – Joseph Castellano
District 8 – Amy Sayegh
District 9 – Neal Sullivan (deputy chair)

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Local Schools

Haldane School Board
Jen Daly (president)
Peggy Clements
John Hedlund
Sean McNall
Margaret Parr

Trustees are elected for three-year terms to the Board of Education at an annual vote in May. They are voluntary positions. Communication to the board can be sent c/o Board Clerk, 15 Craigside Drive, Cold Spring, 10516, or by email to [email protected]. All communications are shared with the entire board.

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Garrison School Board
Sarah Tormey (president)
Courtney McCarthy (vice president)
Jocelyn Apicello
David Gelber
James Hoch
Madeline Julian
Matthew Speiser

The Garrison School Board includes seven members who are elected by the residents of the Garrison School Community.  Each serves a term of three years. Meetings are generally held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Garrison School library, 1100 Route 9D. Under the Open Meeting Law of the State of New York, public documents to be discussed by the board are available upon request. Discussions of personnel matters, contract negotiations, and litigation (proposed, pending, or actual) must be discussed confidentially in Executive Session. These are usually held after the regular meetings.

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Beacon School Board
Meredith Heuer (president) ([email protected])
Elissa Betterbid
Kristan Flynn
John Galloway Jr.
Jasmine Johnson
Flora Stadler
Antony Tseng
Anthony White
Craig Wolf

There are nine members on the Beacon Board of Education who are elected to serve three-year terms. Members of the Beacon Board of Education receive no pay. The Board of Education sets the policies by which the schools operate. It has the final control over all local school matters, subject to the limitations placed on it by the State Board of Regents, the Commissioner of Education’s Regulations and federal and state laws.

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Beacon

Lee Kyriacou, Mayor
845-838-5011
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Chris White, City Administrator
845-838-5009
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City Council

Ward 1 – Terry Nelson ([email protected])
Ward 2 – Air Rhodes ([email protected])
Ward 3 – Jodi McCredo ([email protected])
Ward 4 – Dan Aymar-Blair ([email protected])
At-Large – George Mansfield ([email protected])
At-Large – Amber Grant ([email protected])

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Board of Assessment Review
John Stella (chair)
John Berry
Nancy Musacchio
Robert Palisi
Michele Rios

Planning Board
John Gunn (chair)
Kevin Byrne
David Burke
Richard Muscat
Karen Quiana
Jill Reynolds
J. Randall Williams

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The board meets on the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Center.

Zoning Board
David Jensen (chair)
Elaine Ciaccio
Jordan Haug
Robert Lanier
Judith Smith

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Board of Ethics
Joe Galbo (chair)
Scot Arnold
Andre Richards
Montos Vakirtzis
Vacancy

Traffic Safety Committee
Matt Dubetsky (chair)
Gary Barrack, Planning Board representative
Michael Manzi, highway superintendent
Kevin Junjulas, chief of police
Gary VanVoorhis, fire chief

The committee meets on the fourth Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall.

Recreation Commission
Danny Hairston (chair)
Jeb Berry
Will Hough
Brooke Simmons
Vacancy
Vacancy
Vacancy

Human Relations Commission
Michael Deane (chair)
Kim Faison
Helena Laurino
LaVonne McNair
Ricardo Pacheco
Paul Sund

The commission meets on the first Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Recreation Center.

Conservation Advisory Committee
Brian DiFeo (chair)
Sam Adels
Holly Bogdanffy
Benjamin Cox
Danielle Levoit
Antony Tseng
Nicole Wooten
Vacancy

Meetings are held each month at 7 p.m. in the courtroom at City Hall.

Tree Committee
Rob Lieblein (chair)
Sarah Elisabeth
Paul Markwalter
Norm McCleod
Victoria Raabin

Dutchess County

Marc Molinaro, County Executive

Legislature (District 16)
Frits Zernike (D)
845-202-3959
[email protected]

Legislature (District 19)
Nick Page (D)
617-335-4446
[email protected]

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New York State

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D) (District 90, including Philipstown)
518-455-5348
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District Office:
2 Church Street
Ossining, NY 10562
914-941-1111

Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson (D) (District 104, including Beacon)
518-455-5762
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District Office:
47 Grand St.
Newburgh, NY 12550
845-562-0888

Sen. Sue Serino (R) (District 41)
518-455-2945
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District Office:
117 Town Park Lane, 1st Floor
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
845-528-0417

Federal

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D) (18th District)
1529 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-5441
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District Office:
123 Grand Street, 2nd Floor
Newburgh, NY 12550
845-561-1259

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
Hudson Valley Office
P.O. Box 893
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-875-4585
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Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D)
Hudson Valley Office
One Park Place, Suite 100
Peekskill, NY 10566
914-734-1532
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